The Onedin Line DVD - Complete Series 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

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The series is set in Liverpool in the mid-19th century and deals with the rise of a shipping line, the Onedin Line, named after its owner James Onedin. Around this central theme are the lives of his family, most notably his brother and 'partner', shop owner Robert, and his sister Elizabeth, giving insight in the lifestyle and customs at the time, not only at sea, but also ashore (mostly lower and upper middle class). 

The series also illustrates some of the changes in business and shipping, such as from wooden to steel ships and from sailing ships to steam ships. And it shows the role that ships played in affairs like international politics, uprisings and the slave trade. The series was created by Cyril Abraham, a native of Liverpool, where the story is set. An article in "Woman" magazine published in July 1973, interviewing Cyril Abraham, tells how he came up with the very unusual family name Onedin. He wanted something unique, He'd decided to call the male character James, but still had not found a name when the tv company agreed to film the story. 

Then some inspiration. He said, "One day I stumbled across the word Ondine, a mythological sea creature. By transposing the "e", I had James Onedin, a sea devil." The music behind the opening credits of the series is an excerpt from the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian, and other background music includes excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 5, Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1. 

The programme was recorded in Dartmouth, Devon, as well as certain scenes in Exeter, Falmouth and Gloucester (many of the dock scenes). The last series was filmed in Pembroke Dock, Wales where the 18th Century naval dockyard and surrounding streets became Liverpool and various coastal locations in the Pembrokeshire area substituted for Turkey and Portugal. A fantastic Series not to be missed this story will live with you........................ 
Series 1 

The Wind Blows Free 
Plain Sailing 
Other Points of the Compass 
High Price 
Catch as Can 

Salvage 
Passage to Pernambuco 
The Homecoming 
When My Ship Comes Home 
A Very Important Passenger 

Mutiny 
Cry of the Blackbird 
Shadow of Doubt 
Blockade 
Winner Take All 

Series 2 

The Hard Case 
Pound and Pint 
A Woman Alone 
Fetch and Carry 

Yellow Jack 
Survivor 
Coffin Ship 
‘Frisco Bound 
Beyond the Upper Sea 

An Inch of Candle 
Goodbye, Goodbye 
Bloody Week 
The Challenge 
Race for Power 

Series 3 

The Ship Devils 
The Stranger 
Echoes from Afar 
Amazon Cargo 

Danger Level 
Black Gold 
Law of the Fist 
Ice and Fire 

A Proposal of Marriage 
Over the Horizon 
The Silver Caddy 
Port Out, Starboard Home 
The Passenger 

Series 4 

Loss of the Helen May 
A Cold Wind Blowing 
Not Wanted on Voyage 
Undercurrent 
Quarantine 

Uncharted Island 
A Clear Conscience 
Shipwreck 
The Gamble 
Month of the Albatross 

Series 5 

When Troubles Come 
Rescue 
Coffin Ships 
The Trade Winds 
The Stowaway 

Dead Man’s Cargo 
A Hard Life 
The Hostage 
Uncharted Waters 
A Close Run Thing 

Series 6 

No Smoke Without 
Collision Course 
Double Dealers 
Stand by to Go About 
The Upright Man 

The Reverend’s Daughter 
Highly Explosive 
A Sea of Troubles 
Men of Honour 
The Fortune Hunters 
Series 7 

Liverpool Bound 
The Homecoming 
The Paddy Westers 
Dirty Cargo 
To Honour and Obey 

Running Free 
The Suitor 
Storm Clouds 
Outward Bound 
Homeward Bound 

Series 8 

A Royal Return 
Revenge 
Blood Ties 
The Honeymoon 
Jonah’s Luck 

The Price of Pride 
Vengeance 
Guilty - In All Innocence 
A Long Way Home 
Series Cast 

Peter Gilmore 
Jessica Benton 
Howard Lang 
Mary Webster 
Brian Rawlinson 
Michael Billington 
Anne Stallybrass 
Jill Gascoine 
Philip Bond 
Laura Hartong 
Christopher Douglas 
John Rapley 
James Hayter 
Kate Nelligan 
Tom Adams 
John Phillips 
Caroline Harris 
Marc Harrison 
James Garbutt E 
dward Chapman 
Ken Hutchison 
Patricia Prior 
Jane Seymour 
Michael Walker 
Robert James 
Keith Jayne 
Frederick Jaeger 
Frank Gatliff 
Rio Fanning 
Jay Neill 
David Garfield 
Thomas Heathcote 
Godfrey James 
Arnold Peters 
Ed Devereaux 
Roberta Iger 
Warren Clarke 
John Franklyn-Robbins 
Walter Sparrow 
Alan Hockey 
Many More............. 

Runtime:50 min (91 episodes) 
Country:UK Language:English 
Color:Color 
Certification:PG 
Filming Locations:Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth, Devon, England, UK 
Format:DVDR 
Region:Free 
Format:PAL/or/NTSC 
Supplied In Protective Sleeves No Discs:19

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